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Donald Trump convicted on all 34 counts

Donald Trump’s presidential hopes hang in the balance now that he’s a convicted felon
Former President Donald Trump speaks to press before the start of civil fraud trial brought by NYS Attorney General Letitia James at NYS court in New York on Oct. 2, 2023. (Photo credit: / Lev Radin)

Donald Trump’s presidential aspirations are in peril after he was found guilty on all 34 felony charges related to falsifying business records as part of a plan to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Popular culture was shocked that Trump was found guilty on every count.

The presumptive Republican nominee is now the first former U.S. president ever to be criminally convicted at trial.

Trump, 77, will be sentenced on July 11. 

NBC News reports that incarceration is not mandatory in this case. For each count, Trump could just be fined or receive a maximum sentence of up to 4 years. 

“These charges are rigged,” Trump barked at reporters at the courthouse on Wednesday morning, reports NBC News. 

Now that the jury decided in this trial, Trump has other legal entanglements to face: Trump has three other (two federal and one state) indictments pending, to which he has pleaded not guilty. 

This calls into question whether the former president is fit to run for the highest office in the land.

This verdict happened in advance of two very important events. Biden and Trump will still hold a CNN presidential debate in Atlanta on June 27. Also, Trump is expected to announce his running mate during the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, scheduled for July 15-18.

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